Diane Arbus

She said of her pictures, “What I’m trying to describe is that it’s impossible to get out of your skin into somebody else’s…. That somebody else’s tragedy is not the same as your own.” And of her subjects who were physically unusual, she said, “Most people go through life dreading they’ll have a traumatic experience. [These people] were born with their trauma. They’ve already passed their test in life. They’re aristocrats.”

More pictures (Click on ‘next’ to see the pictures)

There’s also an interesting film about her life, starring Nicole Kidman, called Fur (2006).

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5 Responses to Diane Arbus

  1. Sergio says:

    Teacher, May we watch this film in the clase one of these days please? In my opinion it could be a good activitie.

  2. Alicia Urbano says:

    I haven’t understood well the text :/

  3. Sergio says:

    I have found a blog where there are some photos made by Diane Arbus, but i don’t like the photos :/

    http://inyectamemas.blogspot.com/2008/09/diane-arbus.html

    • Laura says:

      I do like them! I agree that they are not what you would traditionally call “nice” pictures. I find them artistic and they depict a reality that it’s “out there”. Not everything is about nice people and nice landscapes, the world is so varied and rich!! Weird people are also beautiful, in their own way.

  4. Hector says:

    Teacher,the girl of the photo of Diane Arbus is good-looking for you…jejeejej
    xxx

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